Thursday, January 27, 2011

Certified Organic

I was thinking of Granddaughter #2 this morning as I was packing AA's lunch. Let's just say that AA's lunch would not be a big hit at Liv's school. In fact, I am pretty confident in saying part of the lunch would be returned home if not immediately disposed of on the spot. And just to be sure a similar infraction was avoided, a friendly note would be sent home to mom and dad announcing - No more BACON.

AA loves bacon and while we do limit the number of times we enjoy it, when we do - her eyes light up like a kid getting cotton candy at the county fair. To ensure she had a sufficient amount of fat in her diet, I included a cheese stick this morning. I think they would allow a cheese stick at Liv's school. Then again, that might constitute being a fat enabler. I'll have to ask Leaa. I finished packing AA's lunch with fresh, chopped tomatoes, the kid loves fresh tomatoes and some natural, unsweetened applesauce. Oh yes, and a thermos of organic 2 percent milk.

I've been tempted to buy some of the small Certified Organic stickers and give them to Liv's mom. The action plan would call for stickers to be placed on anything the food police at Liv's school might object to. I know Leaa tolerates the school's intrusion because she otherwise LOVES the school curriculum and staff. So to take that happy walk one step further, I'm thinking stickers. Certified Organic. On EVERYTHING.

I was thinking about that this morning as I was packing AA's lunch which got me to thinking. On our next regular Thursday visit to Liv's house, I need to prepare a meal with bacon in it. I bet Liv loves bacon. Organic bacon. Just like the sticker says...

When practical and affordable we purchase organic products, even those deemed unhealthy.


Leaa said...


Liv LOVES bacon:)

Mama Kate said...

I didn't even pack my kids a sandwich today. Instead I filled a sandwich bag with pepperoni slices. I know it's horrible, but they love it!

Vivian M said...

Kerri loves bacon too. And we struggle with school lunches. Let me know how the stickers work out! ;o)